Government welcomes startup report

Published: 01 August 2023

The Government today welcomed the report of the Startup Advisors Council on steps to support a thriving environment for high-growth startups in New Zealand.

The report recommends actions to support and strengthen the environment for New Zealand startups, which in turn will drive economic growth, innovation, and job creation.

The report’s 25 recommendations are centred on 4 themes.

These include:

  • fostering greater connectivity
  • supporting capability building including attracting and growing talent
  • increasing access to capital
  • supporting a cultural shift to encourage more entrepreneurialism.

Read the Minister's press release below:

Government welcomes startup report(external link) —

The Council’s report UpStart Nation [PDF, 5.4 MB]

The Startup Advisors Council was appointed for a 12-month term to provide advice on supporting a thriving environment for startups in New Zealand.

More information about the Council and its members is available on the MBIE website below: 

Startup Advisors Council

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